Police lobe teargas to disperse NASA supporters as Miguna charged in Kajiado court

police lob teargas to disperse NASA supporters at Milimani law courts in Nairobi. PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER NYAMUTA.

Nairobi, KENYA: Police have lobbed tear gas to disperse NASA supporters who were camping outside Milimani law courts in Nairobi.

Drama started when supporters demanded that the self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement leader Miguna Miguna be brought before Milimani courts after being held by the police since Friday last week.

High court judge Luke Kimaru on Monday summoned the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and the boss of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti to appear in court today to explain why Miguna Miguna had not been produced.

He summoned the duo after they failed to appear in court by 2 pm as ordered.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga, businessman Jimmi Wanjigi, and a host of NASA lawyers appeared in court on Monday waiting for the presentation of Miguna.

While addressing the press, Odinga accused the police of impunity and intimidation, claiming that his supporters were being harassed.

Miguna’s lawyers led by Senior counsel John Khaminwa and Nelson Havi, however, insisted that the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti be held in contempt of court for failing to appear before the court and failing to produce their client.

Meanwhile, Miguna Miguna was reportedly charged at Kajiado court on Tuesday morning.

Miguna Miguna arriving at a Kajiado court

Pictures have been circulating online showing that the NASA politician allegedly appeared before a court in Kajiado even as he was being waited for at Milimani Law Courts.

This is according to the assistant DPP Nicholas Mutuku who told the High Court in Nairobi on Tuesday days after Miguna was arrested and held in secret.

The Police charge sheet stated that the lawyer was liable for being present and consenting to NASA leader Raila Odinga’s oath.

“…charged with administration binding Raila Odinga to commit a capital offence namely treason contrary to Section 59 of the Penal Code,” the charge sheet read.

Miguna Miguna reportedly refused to take a plea to the charges in Kajiado.